- South Korea KFA bought around 63,000 MT of optional origin corn from the U.S., Europe, South America or South Africa for December shipment

- Rosario Grain Exchange says Argentine corn production was 25.8 MMT up from their previous estimate of 25.7 MMT

- Conab raised its forecast of Brazilian corn crop to 80.21 MMT from 78.59 MMT in May. Conab now expects a record second annual corn crop of 49.38 MMT up from 47.89 MMT last month

- AgRural raised its estimate of Brazilian second corn crop by 2 MMT to 51 MMT versus previous estimate of 49 MMT in May

- Algeria has suspended import duties on animal feed, including maize and soya, until the end of this year to keep its domestic market stable after a rise in world market prices

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended June 4 – 611,100 MT, incl. 495,600 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected 400,000-600,000 MT and 115,500 MT for 2015/16 vs. expected 50,000-200,000 MT

- EU in week ended June 9 granted licences to export 111 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 3.386 MMT vs. 2.529 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended June 9 awarded 85 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 8.763 MMT vs. 13.817 MMT a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 4.281 MH of corn through June 11, or 98% of the planned area vs. 4.797 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.7 MH of corn through June 11, or 96.4% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.6 MH a year ago

BARLEY

- Tunisia seeks 75,000 MT of feed barley for July-September shipment

- EU in week ended June 9 granted licences to export 98 TMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 8.597 MMT vs. 5.381 MMT a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 8.2 MH of spring barley through June 11, or 100% of the planned total planted area vs. 8.8 MH a year ago